You will complete 4 Discussions in this course (Early European Philosophy). Initial Thread: Post one thread of at least 300 words using at least one reference. Replies: Post 2 replies of at least 150 words each using at least one reference. References &Citations: All Discussion posts—both initial threads and replies—require an in-text citation and a reference at the bottom. Include at least one reference for each post. You may cite the textbook, academic journal articles, course videos, and relevant books.
To cite does not necessarily mean to quote. Direct quotes should be used sparingly and should make up no more than 10% of your work. It is always preferable to paraphrase, analyze, and synthesize in your own words and to cite the source of ideas being discussed. Ensure all citations are in proper APA format.
Statements such as “I like what you said,” “That is a good comment,” and “I disagree with your comment” do not count as complete replies in and of themselves. Rather, state why you liked or disliked a peer’s thread with proper rationale to justify your response. Present additional thoughts or ideas and provide alternative viewpoints. Courtesy in any disagreement is expected; see the Student Expectations for more information on proper online etiquette.
Your paper should include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Also, support your answers with the course’s readings and at least two scholarly journal articles. The article’s purpose is to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook.
ProQuest and EBSCOhost are great sites to find resources. Also, write in a concise and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. Additionally, the quality of your writing dictates grading criteria. On the other hand, if you use direct quotes from books or articles, place the words you copied (use parenthesis) and cite in-line.
The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporated in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.